Tag: UX / UI Design


User Experience Designer – Los Angeles, CA

Job Title: User Experience Designer – Los Angeles, CA

Start Date: 3/3/14

Duration: 6-months

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Work Type: Contract/W2


Our client, a leader in online Realty, is seeking a contract User Experience Designer to join its UX Team in LA for a 6-month contract. This contract position will drive the design of experiences for a variety of projects and initiatives including both web and mobile applications. If you are looking to contribute to experiences and strategies breaking new ground, this might be the opportunity for you.

The User Experience Designer should have a deep appreciation for simple, sleek, usable experiences.  They come up to speed fast and can hit the ground running — they know when to execute quickly and when to dive deep. They have experience presenting and managing relationships with stakeholders and their adjacencies on a variety of efforts that support both the business and a strong user experience. They live in the world where business goals, research, and experiences overlap, and arm themselves with those understandings to drive towards standard-setting solutions. Most importantly, they understand that there is a human sitting on the other side of their designs.

What You’ll Do:

  • Employs user-centered design methods to develop user interface specifications including site maps, flow diagrams, wireframes, high fidelity mockups and style guides.
  • Works closely with product management to clarify and define business requirements as they apply to the user interface.
  • Works closely with user experience research to translate findings from usability studies, surveys, etc. into improved user experiences. Makes design decisions driven by research when appropriate but also has a keen sense of what will work well.
  • Appreciates critical feedback (both giving and receiving) and seeks it out in reviews with peers, stakeholders and research. Really listens to the feedback and can balance multiple, sometimes conflicting, inputs when arriving at a final design.
  • Contributes to the creation, adoption and improvement of design patterns and guidelines, and their consistent deployment across various website properties.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from a 4-year University or art school, degree in Human Computer Interaction (or equivalent experience).
  • 4-8 years of experience designing successful interactive websites/applications as a key member of a User Experience team.
  • Expert knowledge of user-centered design principles, web design best practices, visual trends and emerging web technologies.
  • Excellent organization, communication, interpersonal, and time management skills. Strong attention to detail.
  • A sense of humor and passion for adventure is a plus.

Additional Requirements:

  • Occasional travel to offices in San Jose or Vancouver.
  • Need to be able to collaborate across locations.

To apply, please send your resume – with portfolio link – to: John.Lindauer@akraya.com.


Sr UI Developer – Mountain View CA

Job Title: Senior UI Developer
Location: Mountain View, CA
Start Date: ASAP
Job Type: Contract/W2
Our client is looking for a Senior UI Developer to join their Market Design Team for its Small Business flagship product. This client is one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies To Work For” andat the top of Fortune World’s “Most Admired Software Companies”.

What You’ll Do:
• Develop HTML and CSS for feature updates and new innovations
• Understand how your work plugs into the back-end, working with development and design teams to ensure your projects are pixel-perfect and fully functional within the product
• Example best-in-class design and dev methods to be modeled by others
• Prototype multiple solutions to a given design problem for motion studies and testing
• Wear the hat of a visual designer, if needed
• Apply long term thinking with respect to major design and technology choices
• Contribute to the relevant architecture(s).
• Lead through influence to promote changes in skills, approach and mindset needed for where the organization is going within their areas of technical expertise.
• Detailed design eye and passion for consistency across applications and devices.

What You’ll Need:
• BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience. MS a plus.
• Online portfolio with work samples.
• Experience working with fortune 500 companies, enterprise software or financial services experience a plus.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience with web design and web development
• HTML, CSS3, browser and web developer tools. JavaScript and JQuery
• Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite
• Innovative mindset and understanding of current web development best practices

To apply. pleas send your resume and portfolio link to: John.Lindauer@akraya.com.


Front End Web Developer w/ Design – San Jose, CA

Job Title: Front End Web Developer w/Design
Job Location: San Jose, CA
Start Date: 2/10/14
Job Type: Contract/W2

My client is looking for an experienced web developer with visual design chops and an ability to define and drive big ideas to join it’s Buyer Experience Web Dev team.

What You’ll Do:
This Web Developer will build new features as well as end-to-end web sites. The candidate will think on their feet in a fast-paced environment while working with a team. The Web Developer will express their own ideas for enhancing the overall Buyer Experience.

What You’ll Need:
The ideal candidate will have e-commerce and/or product design experience and will be able to showcase examples of their prior work. This person will be a self-sufficient, seasoned web developer with great communication skills.
– Jquery or some other library but also a clear understanding of native JS
– Experience working with APIs
– html5/Css3
– Photoshop
– Version control (git, svn, cvs or other)
– Self-starter mentality
– Proactive communication skills
– Work well individually yet still be able to work collaboratively with a team

What Will Make You A Rock Star:
– Experience with Web Services, XML, SOAP, Ajax
– Experience working with a high volume/visitor website in commerce.
– Experience with preprocessors – SCSS, LESS
– Experience with Node production tools: Grunt, Bower
– Familiarity with the following concepts:
– convention over configuration
– separation of concerns

To apply, send your resume and portfolio link to: John.Lindauer@akraya.com.


UI Designer – Menlo Park, CA

Job Title: UI Designer
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Job Type: Contract/W2
Start Date: 2/10/14
Duration: 7-months

Come join our client as an Interaction Designer for the Marketing XD team supporting their Small Business division. You’ll be working to create new design patterns for use across all of the company’s Small Business web sites.

What You’ll Do:
Working with a cross-functional team of marketers, designers, product managers and engineers, the successful candidate will be able to quickly understand both business and customer problems, and come up with consistent, effective and delightful web page designs to solve those problems.
• Work with Marketers and business leaders to understand customer needs and insights
• Analyze and categorize existing use cases
• Collaborate with other designers to create new design patterns
• Create wireframes and visual design comps using an existing style guide
• Create dev-ready specs when needed

What You’ll Need:
• 3-5 years of interface design experience or related degree
• Creativity with an eye towards detail and perfection of user experience in mind
• Professional, team player with strong interpersonal skills
• Well-rounded understanding of online marketing and web usability best practices
• Ability to solicit and incorporate diverse perspectives
• Ability to effectively engage and leverage peer and junior members of the team to increase your overall contribution
• Familiarity with Content Management Systems, designing templates and components
• Experience with Adobe CQ5 a plus
• Experience working in Agile teams
• Expert level skills in Adobe Creative Suite
• Ability to learn new technology quickly
• Familiarity with web technologies and their impact on the feasibility of design solutions; hands-on expertise with HTML, CSS, JS
• A strong portfolio, available for viewing, showing great sense of design, creativity, understanding of type and good communication skills is REQUIRED.

To apply, please send your resume and the link to your portfolio to: John.Lindauer@akraya.com.